Three fathers, Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen, raised £500,000 in consecutive 15-day walks covering a distance of 300-miles between Cumbria and Norfolk.
Their mission was to raise money for the suicide prevention charity Papyrus.
The teenage daughters of the three men had all taken their own lives and the main intention of the charity walk was to raise awareness of teenage suicides.
The fathers have written a letter to PM Boris Johnson with a request for suicide awareness to be added to the school curriculum. There is scope for the topic of mental health to be added to personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) lessons.
Psychiatrists confirm they are seeing a growing trend in young people struggling to face the challenges of life. A study published by the British Journal of Psychiatry revealed that 7% of children in the UK attempt suicide by the age of 17. Almost one in four self-harm.
Nature Walks Ease Mental Health
Walking has been shown to improve psychological and mental health – especially nature walks. In the UK, doctors have started prescribing Nature Walks to their patients instead of offering them drugs.
Researchers found that walking in nature gives you time to reflect, decompress and refocus. Clearing your thoughts, as it were, helps you to make sense of what’s going on in your life and develop a solution.
People that exercise regularly also feel a sense of well-being and sleep better. Sleep is good for your mental health and exercise wards of feelings of anxiety and depression.
Like Andy Airey, Mike Palmer and Tim Owen, Sweatcoin also promotes the physical and mental health benefits of walking. We have designed an app that converts your steps into a digital currency that you can trade for merchandise with over 300 vendors.
Take care of your mental health today and start a walking schedule today.